Ghost Footprints Art Project

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I’ve been noticing on facebook that several of my mommy friends from a playdate group I used to be apart of have been making the cutest little ghost feet artwork with their kids feet. So being the copy cat that I am I just had to do the same with a few embellishments.

Aren’t they just so stinkin’ cute? Ā (Apparently Little Finch has a high arch like her mommy! šŸ˜‰ )

I went to the garage and grabbed a scrap piece of wood and ripped it on the saw to be the size I wanted (big enough for their feet!) Then I sprayed it with black spray paint.

Once it was dry, it was time to move on to the fun part!

I used white acrylic paint (because it was the only white paint I had, but I’m sure if you’d like to use other types of paint you could)

Using a foam brush I painted the kiddos feet (kind of a hard step to take pictures of!)

Laughing Coyote was like “hmmm, this is weird!” – notice I took off his pants because I was certain he’d wiggle and get the paint on them!

Carefully standing each kid up I placed their foot on the board and pressed down all over with my hands (we did this on the counter because acrylic can’t stain granite!)

Cute little footprints!

Then it was time for the embellishments. I drilled holes at the top so I could hang a ribbon on it. Used puffy paint for the letters. Made a hairbow and bow tie that I hot glued on. I also hot glued on googlie eyes and with a magic marker drew a mouth.

And there you have it! I hung it on the door leading to my laundry room!

I had thought about doing all of this on a used cabinet door for some extra cuteness but couldn’t find one at the resale shop that I like to go to.

*TIP* I hate hate hate washing paintbrushes. Why? Probably because it’s the least fun part about painting to me. I asked my good friend Nicki who is an artist how she cleans her brushes and she said she just lets them soak for 1+ days in the sink with dish soap. So simple! And way easier method than what I always try to do! *I encourage your to check out her artwork HERE. She is extremely talented!

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4 Comments

  1. Cute idea! I love feet and hand print crafts…You left some comments on my blog earlier, I was trying to reply to you but you are a ‘noreply blogger’-which means I can’t reply without tracking you down! :s If you go into your profile and check off the show email box you will get more respones from bloggers when you comment…just thought I’d let you know…
    And, no I don’t have any formal training in Graphic Design-all self taught, and I use photoshop-don’t know how I would live without it! šŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it! Someone had told me that they weren’t able to reply to my comment before because it wasn’t linked but I figured that it was because I didn’t have a Blogger blog. ~Well I am totally envious of your work! Maybe in the future I will have the time to start learning photoshop!

  2. What an adorable keepsake! I’m sure your kids will remember the fun time they had making it with you too. So cute!

    1. Thanks Janet! I agree totally! I have been thinking about making two more signs, 1 for each of them with their own footprints and hanging them on their bedroom doors! šŸ™‚

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